Sunday, 8 December 2013

How Do Teachers Celebrate Christmas?

by Henry Ling and Kelvin Shiu


It's that time again, the coming of the end to the year and the jolly old time of Christmas, for  some it can seem a chore, but it's that one time when families are bought together and eating lots of food is encouraged, when we give and when we share. It can also be the time of the half-hearted smile as you open a present, only to find some crass old thing you didn't want but feel obliged to say "Thank you, I really wanted that".
 
So we decided to go round the school and ask a few teachers what Christmas is like for them, and to find out about their experiences.


Mrs Gladstone answered the questions like this: 

1) What's your favourite Christmas album?
A Christmas Present by Polyphony

2) What's your favourite Christmas song?
In the Bleak Midwinter

3)What's your favourite Christmas food?
Mince pies

4)What's the best Christmas present you've ever received?
 A skiing holiday

5)What's the worst Christmas present you've ever received?
A cactus, from someone who knows I'm afraid of them

6)What makes Christmas special to you? 
Seeing the family and Midnight Mass.
 


 
Mrs Williams responded as follows:

1)What's your favourite Christmas song?
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas by Bing Crosby

2)What's your favourite Christmas food?
Cold turkey and pickles

3) What's the best Christmas present you've ever received?
My Meerkat pyjamas

4) What's the worst Christmas present you've ever received?
Wash bags and makeup bags

6)What makes Christmas special to you?
The anticipation and planning





Mrs Kirby,as she leaves us for a while on maternity leave, managed to give a last thought on how she finds Christmas, with the following answers:

1) What's your favourite Christmas album?
Any Christmas compilations

2)What's your favourite Christmas song?
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland

3)What's your favourite Christmas food?
Heated Mince Pie with Ice-Cream

4)What's the best Christmas present you've ever received?
The first bike I received

5)What's the worst Christmas present you've ever received?
A giant turkey baster

6)What makes Christmas special to you?
The build-up beforehand and the coming together of friends and family.







Mr Burkinshaw answered with the following;

 1)What's your favourite Christmas album?
 A Charlie Brown Christmas by The Vince Guaraldi Trio

2) What's your favourite Christmas song?
Santa Claus is Back In Town by Elvis

3)What's your favourite Christmas food?
Pigs in blankets, mince pies and egg nog

4)What's the best Christmas present you've ever received?
A black cashmere coat.

5)What's the worst Christmas present you've ever received?
A green leather tie.

6)What makes Christmas special to you?
Celebrating with family and friends; my daughter's sense of excitement and wonder.  

 



 
Mr Doyle gave us an insight into his christmas experiences with;

 1)What's your favourite Christmas album?
Christmas by Bing Crosby

2)What's your favourite Christmas song?
Silver Bells by Bing Crosby

3)What's your favourite Christmas food?
Beef

4)What's the best Christmas present you've ever received?
A watch

5)What's the worst Christmas present you've ever received?
A plastic cowboy

6)What makes Christmas special to you?
Completing a safe Christmas ski trip and being free for two weeks

 





So now you can go and relax and have Christmas as it's done in your own neck of the woods. Enjoy the spoils and the clichés associated with Christmas and make sure you make your experiences merry.

If any of you want to share your own thoughts on Christmas, then email your responses to  henry.ling16@pgs.org.uk and we will try to put up some more responses from both PGS pupils and teachers.

 

4 comments:

  1. This blog was really good and insightful

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  2. Sophie Jennings 7U9 January 2014 at 11:22

    clever idea!!!!!

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  3. Sophie Jennings 7U9 January 2014 at 11:25

    Clever idea

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  4. Eleanor Matthews 7U9 January 2014 at 11:25

    This is such a good idea. These blogs are really interesting.

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